NEWS

Financial Literacy Summit Opportunity -May 5 for Teachers, Parents, Students

Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to attend the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5 in Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Education is hosting this event as part of a broader effort to improve Iowa students’ financial literacy … Continue reading

Dan Gable Book Opportunity

Are you are Dan Gable fan? You now can get your own SIGNED copy of Dan’s latest book “A Wrestling Life” for $25 (same as Barnes and Noble) from any HS Student Athlete or contacting the HS Office for more … Continue reading

Annual Calendar Survey Results

Do you ever wonder what the results are for the annual calendar survey? Mrs. Hainstock has put together a summary sheet just for you! The calendar committee will be meeting again soon to go over the results again and look … Continue reading

New Online Payment System Coming Feb 16

District Families,

We are in the process of switching over online payment systems from PaySchools to RevTrak and in the process there may be some times where the service may be unavailable as we test the new system. We plan … Continue reading

Read, Read, Read!!

Research shows that reading aloud with children is the single most important thing you can do to prepare a child for reading and learning. Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign promotes parents reading aloud to their children at least 15 … Continue reading

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PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME

My name is Jim Murray and I am proud to be serving as principal of Tilford Elementary School, part of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District, located in Vinton, Iowa.

After graduating from Iowa State University, I had experiences teaching 2nd and 5th grade for the Wall Lake View Auburn School District and 4th grade for Storm Lake Community Schools. I continued my education at Buena Vista University, earning my Masters of Science degree in Educational Administration and then served as 3-5 principal in Independence. I’ve been a principal in our school district since 2003 and am proud to serve as both a learner and leader to the staff, students and families of Tilford. My wife Lisa and I are proud residents of the Vinton community. I have three children, Lucas, Logan and Lauren who are currently enjoying their educational experiences in our school district.

Our excellent teachers and support staff are committed to providing a respectful, caring and supportive environment in which all students reach academic success. Our staff and students both welcome and value the support of our families, volunteer and resources provided by our outstanding community.

Please feel free to visit our school. We would love to share with you all the great learning that is happening at Tilford Elementary School!

Jim Murray
jim.murray@vscsd.org
319-436-4728 ext.200